As our poor taxi sputtered and strained to get up the steep incline of the narrow roads to the peak of Mount of Olives, the tourist camel came into view and my tourist friends got excited.
I got a drive-by shot of the smiling camel for Camera Critters meme.
Business was slow that morning.
The white donkey and his human were lounging over on the other side of the observation place.
A young Arab boy, maybe the son of the owner, got a free camel ride.
The man and the donkey have been a fixture of Jerusalem for as long as I can remember.
See them here with much of Jerusalem in the background, and here elsewhere on Mt. of Olives, and here near the Old City.